|10-30-2017, 11:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2005
2006 VUE 3.5L
Excessive tie rod end wear
Early in 2015 I installed new A/C Delco tie rod ends. Last week I noticed one was very worn. I could lift the rod up and down there was so much slop in the ball. With the rod end I can move the ball around and lift it etc and its super lose in the rod.
What causes such excessive wear?
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|10-30-2017, 12:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2014
2004 L-Series 2.2L Wagon
2004 L-Series 3.0L Wagon
Re: Excessive tie rod end wear
Good Question since you recently replaced it. Possible reason:
Poor quality part to begin with that was not properly pre-lubed at the factory.
I don't think AC Delco uses zerk fittings on their tie rods. For that reason, I always try and use one that does.
Any warranty left on those tie rods? Even if it's expired, I'd lodge a complaint with your supplier.
Others will have some thoughts as well.
2004 L-Series Wagon 2.2 218K Miles
2004 L Series Wagon 2.2 68K Miles
2004 L-Series Wagon 3.0 48K Miles
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